AB residence halls host tasty concurrent programming

AB Men’s Lacrosse players Jackson Clement, Christian Clarkin and Logan Mccului mix a peanut butter, chocolate syrup, Oreo and milk smoothie at the BYO Smoothie program.

By Hadassah Curry

Alderson Broaddus University dormitories Blue and Priestley both hosted resident programs at 9 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The build your own smoothie program was hosted by resident assistants Joseph Varela and Nicole Kelly in Blue Hall. The pair credited the idea to their love of smoothies, and decided to utilize the versatility of the BYO acronym to promote the program.

“The phrase BYO is a common phrase because it’s so catchy,” Kelly said.

The resident assistants provided a variety of dessert choices for students to create their own smoothies with, including cookie dough, berries, Oreos, milk and yogurt.

On the opposite side of campus, Priestley Hall offered a savory alternative to Blue Hall’s program by organizing a cookout.

“So many students enjoyed being at the event since it was warm and the stars were out,” said Kelsey Hudson, resident assistant at Priestley Hall.

Priestley Hall’s cookout had hot dogs and burgers, but also included entertainment with music, volleyball, KanJam, cornhole and a bonfire.

“This is our first hall-wide program, with all of our RAs helping out with our resident life,” said Danielle Vosburgh, resident director of Priestley and Benedum halls. “It was a success all around for the community.”

A total of 154 students ended up attending Priestley Hall’s cookout program, whereas Blue Hall’s BYO smoothie program had 66 residents that attended.

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